IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF A NATION. PROCEEDINGS, SIXTH CONFERENCE, ROAD ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA, 4-10 MARCH 1990, KUALA LUMPUR, VOLUMES 1 TO 5 AND POST CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Pressure on the country's transport system has been exacerbated by the growth in freight transport demand and in vehicle ownership which has been fuelled by the rapid increase in per capita incomes resulting from the resources boom. In a country where aviation has provided a major transport service for passengers and freight for many years, the development of a national highway network has been a high priority for the past decade. However, the cost of road construction in this geologically young country is extremely high and has been funded by major loans from the international lending agencies. The paper describes some recent experiences with the investigation of the feasibility of both extension and upgrading of the country's national highway network, in terms of engineering "buildability" and economic and social effects. For the covering entry of the conference see IRRD 823206. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia

    Office of the Director-General of Public Works
    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia 
  • Authors:
    • SINGLETON, D J
    • Walbran, W
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM